Editor's Note: Lindsay Novak is a certified sex therapist and professional counselor based in Omaha. Read her blogs every Tuesday at livewellnebraska.com.
Omaha is in the middle of yet another great College World Series. So for all you fans out there, this week my intimacy advice comes with a bit of baseball lingo.
1. Don't leave the “on-deck circle” too soon.
There's nothing wrong with a little extra warm up - it can benefit the overall game. Take a few extra warm-up swings and check out the field, increase your awareness and allow each player to properly warm up.
Remember, Slugger, women often need more warm-up time than you before the game starts. One of the biggest mistakes is rushing into things before both players are physically and emotionally ready.
As the pace of the game quickens, use the seventh-inning stretch as an opportunity to change things up. Readjust and try new positions. I often hear couples complain that the game becomes routine and lacks creativity.
2. For all those self-declared power hitters ...
There's a time and place for this, just not on a regular basis in the bedroom. Unlike the CWS, your bedroom life is not just about how YOU want to play the game, but also what the other team wants.
And no one is pitch-counting, so a doubleheader isn't always necessary.
3. It's OK if you strike out.
Nobody has a perfect batting average, even if you're young and in great shape. In fact, it's not uncommon for men to experience problems up to 20 percent of the time.
If it's becoming a regular issue, there are treatments available. So visit your doctor if you want more information about options and medications.
You won't always have a perfect game, but if problems persist and cause anxiety, talk to your doctor.